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This jazz concert was Emcee'd by Orson Welles and featured Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, the Nat "King" Cole Trio, and Woody Herman & his Orchestra. Here's an ad in Billboard
Topics: 1946, Woody Herman, Swing, Big Band, Duke Ellington, Orson Welles, Nat King Cole, Jazz
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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V-Discs 700-799 (1946-1947) During WWII the government produced and distributed 78 RPM "Victory Discs," or V-Discs, to U.S. troops all over the world. The records were to be destroyed after the war but many of them survived. :) A lot of the V-Disc material was taken from radio programs like Command Performance; you can find out more in the book V-Discs: A History and Discography by Richard Sears. Any error or typo is mine. :) Since the gov't produced and distributed these records they...
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Topics: V-Discs, World War, 1939-1945, Big Band, WWII, Swing, World War II, ...-
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WWII Era Audio Recordings
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The Jubilee! radio show was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) and featured "Negro" performers. The dates on these files, show numbers, as well as some performer's names, came from the Jubilee! transcription pages by Carl Hallstrom & Bo Scherman: The Radio Gold Index DB was helpful too. Any typo or error is mine. :D
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945, World War II,...